Alvin Frank Davis
Cadet Corporal, Sergeant, 2nd Lieutenant; Rifle Marksman
Greer, South Carolina
Wife - Marie Powell; one son Alvin Frank Davis Jr.
Commander, Company A , 31st Tank Battalion, 7th Armored Division
Silver Star, Purple Heart, Croix de Guerre with Silver Gilt Star
Aug 28, 1944
Killed in Action - Somewhere between Melun and Verdun, France
Lorraine American Military Cemetery, Plot K, Row 23, Grave 24
Silver Star presentation:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Captain (Infantry) Alvin F. Davis (ASN: 0-362602), United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving as Commanding Officer of Company A, 31st Tank Battalion, 7th Armored Division, in action at Epernay, France, on 28 August 1944. Captain Davis’ gallant actions and dedicated devotion to duty, without regard for his own life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, 7th Armored.